Police Log: Man Threatens Library Employee, Driver Arrested on 3rd OUI Charge

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department. Arrests
July 16, 8:36 p.m.: Police were alerted about a woman wanted on warrants, and they located her on Pilgrim Road. The 41-year-old Watertown woman was arrested on the warrants out of Waltham District Court, a default warrant for larceny under $1,200 and a second default warrant for driving with a suspended license and marked lanes violation. July 21, 8:18 p.m.: An officer patrolling in Watertown Square saw a vehicle run a red light going from Galen Street onto Main Street. The driver was stopped on Main near Whites Avenue.

Police Respond to Suicide at Watertown Cemetery

Watertown Police responded to a death at a Westside cemetery on Thursday morning, and have ruled the incident a suicide. A resident walking a dog spotted the body in the Ridgelawn Cemetery, near the fence separating the cemetery from the Cunniff School. Police were alerted at about 6 a.m., said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor. The adult male had been there a few hours, police estimate, when he was found. It took several hours for Watertown Police to identify the man, O’Connor said.

Police Log: Driver Arrested on 3rd OUI, Man Gets in Trouble for Setting Off Fireworks

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July 4, 9:31 p.m.: Police received multiple reports of fireworks being set off in town, and when an officer was patrolling on near Mt. Auburn Street and Parker Street he noticed fireworks going off on Phillips Street. The officer saw a man light more fireworks. Police also found that the man was wanted on a warrant.

Watertown Firefighters Douse Flames on Roof of Building on Grove Street

The Watertown Fire Department put out a fire on the roof of an office building in East Watertown on Wednesday. 

Welding sparks ignited some insulation foam on the roof of 65 Grove Street, said Watertown Fire Capt. Ryan Nicholson. “We had to open up a significant area around the point of ignition to ensure the fire hadn’t spread,” Nicholson said. The blaze did not spread beyond the roof. The building was recently renovated building that will have several tenants, including Bosch Thermotechonlogy.

69-Year-Old Watertown Man Faces Sexual Assault Charges


A 69-year-old Watertown man faces sexual assault charges after being arrested for inappropriately touching a woman on Palfrey Street. 

Watertown Police were called after a woman reported that the suspect tried to kiss her and touch her on June 27, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. at a home on Palfrey Street, according to Watertown Police Sgt. Thomas Grady. The man, identified as Babulal Jethidas Patel, 69, of Watertown, allegedly assaulted the woman who was part of a group moving items out of a home on Palfrey Street. Police spoke to the two people involved as well as others in the area at the time. Officers determined from the statements at the scene that they had probable cause to place Patel under arrest, Grady said.

Police Log: Man Gets Takeout After Striking Light Pole, Serial Shoplifter Caught

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June 19, 3:55 p.m.: A shoplifter was spotted at Marshall’s concealing four Bluetooth speakers in his backpack and leaving the store without paying. He was stopped and the items were recovered. They were worth $139.96. The 54-year-old Boston man was stopped and arrested for shoplifting by concealing merchandise, a third offense.

Four Men Busted After Police Raid Finds Several Kinds of Drugs, Guns & Cash

Four Watertown men face drug and firearm charges after a raid of their home in on Thursday. 

Watertown Police along with members of the Suburban Middlesex County Drug Task Force and a NEMLEC SWAT team raided a home after receiving a search warrant for the 51 Riverside St., according to Watertown Police. Four residents of the home — James Paul, 28, Charles Seo, 22, Dominic Chad Davis, 29, and Akeem Ricardo Mapp, 29 — were placed under arrest and arraigned in Waltham District Court on Friday, Police announced. The search found cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy (MDMA), Ketamine, marijuana, three firearms, and approximately $10,000 in cash, according to an announcement from police. The raid came after month-long drug investigation by Watertown Police and the drug task force.